MB Kit Systems Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

MB Kit Systems celebrates 20 years in Akron, OH

MB Kit Systems Inc., dba item North America, is proud to announce its 20th year anniversary as the first company to offer the item Machine Building System in North America!

 

As the first U.S. company to provide this innovative aluminum framing system, the sales & engineering teams at MB Kit Systems have unique expertise in designing and building mechanical solutions for a wide range of custom machine building, linear motion, material handling, safety guarding and stair and platform applications.

 


Even after two decades in Akron, Ohio, MB Kit Systems has continued to improve the capabilities we offer our partner network. Just this year, we added a second Multicam 5000 router, a Haas VF-4 vertical CNC machine, and an upgraded saw to increase production! These additions not only further expand our in-house capabilities beyond assembly of item aluminum framing systems but also enable us to better optimize component processing and decrease turnaround times.

 

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Our technical expertise is matched by our attention to customer service. Our sales team manages each order and project, providing customers with an easy single point of contact. Investments in technology enable us to offer proactive notifications with automatic shipping confirmation emails to ensure customers are informed when their order has shipped, how it’s shipped, and when it’s going to arrive.
 
Our 20 years serving U.S. manufacturing companies have enabled us to become experts in designing and building effective mechanical solutions. With thousands of completed solutions, we have learned best practices for building machine bases & frames, safety guarding and enclosures, material handling solutions, and belt-driven linear actuators. Partners of MB Kit Systems Inc. in Akron, Ohio, can be confident they are collaborating with the leading item extruded aluminum framing experts in the United States, with the most experience designing and building custom mechanical solutions.
 
Contact us or call 888-729-4500 for assistance with your next project. 
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Ohio and item North America: Vital Partners in Aerospace Industry

Ohio holds a special place as the foundation and catalyst for the aerospace industry. It was Dayton, Ohio, that was at the forefront of aerospace development, serving as the Wright Brothers’ home base and research lab. After patenting and growing into one of the first airplane manufacturers, they proved the viability of engine- propelled aircraft. Ohio’s impact on the aerospace industry expanded further throughout the 20th century.

Ohio manufacturing businesses converted to wartime production during WWII, with aerospace businesses and other manufacturers providing much-need parts for military aircraft. In 1941, the precursor to NASA, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, established the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory in Cleveland. By locating one of its largest research centers in Ohio, NASA could recruit and develop its  astronauts locally; a total of 25 astronauts hailed from Ohio. This facility is now just one of NASA’s 10 locations in the United States and continues to conduct engine-based research as the John Glenn Research Center.

After Cleveland was chosen as the location for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Research Facility, Ohio quickly became a location for astronauts to be trained and recruited. Aerospace manufacturing expanded in the 1950s, as part supplies and engineering firms grew, keeping Ohio involved in various civilian and military projects. item North America continues this tradition by building custom machine frames, specialty enclosures and work platforms for aerospace suppliers and companies.
 

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IIoT: The Industrial Internet of Things

IIoT Industrial Internet of Things item North America
The IIoT is Changing How Manufacturer Plan for the Future

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a catch-all phrase for the network of communications between formerly non-computer-connected objects. Within the manufacturing community, another term has been defined, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This covers any technology and software that allows for the capturing, processing and transfer of information between different sensors gathering new data. This new information can help increase production efficiency, improve logistics, and bring constant improvement to the production process. While IoT is just taking off, there have been many tangible benefits and case studies from manufacturers at the forefront of fully connected factories. 

One possible benefit of IoT, cited by Jeff Immelt, CEO of GE, is increased ROI from the extended use of equipment through better production and failure analysis. 

If we can take an aircraft engine, and if we can get 10 percent moretime on wing for that engine, that’s worth billions of dollars to our customers,” he said. “But you have to be able to do a better job on analytics and modeling failure, and things like that.

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Aluminum Framing System Offers Versatility for Automation Equipment

 

Upgrading a facilities’ manufacturing production process from manual to automated production can be a complex and often daunting endeavor. The transition scope involves working with partners, including machine builders, integrators, programmers, and distributors. It can be overwhelming and projected costs can rise quickly, with the long-term investment and ROI hard to predict.

One way to effectively implement an automation project is with an extruded aluminum framing system. Using a high-quality t-slotted aluminum extrusion framing system to build automation equipment lowers maintenance costs, guarantees customization, and yields systems that can be fixed, modified, and updated with only a few tools.

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Ohio BWC Safety Intervention Grants

Ohio BWC Safety Intervention Grants

The state of Ohio through the Bureau of Workers Compensation, initiated a program to provide up to $3 to $1 matching grants to help provide safety equipment interventions for local companies and organizations.

 

The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation Safety and Hygiene Grants represent a unique opportunity for employers to subsidize the cost of improving workplace safety. The Ohio BWC Division of Safety & Hygienics Grants can be award from 3 programs: (1)  Safety Intervention Grant$ Program, (2) Drug-Free Safety Program (DFSP) grants, and the (3) Workplace Wellness Grant$ Program. For the purpose of this blog post, the focus will be on the Safety Intervention Grant program.

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Think safety! - During National Safety Month, with item North America.

The National Safety Council’s National Safety Month provides us with an opportunity to reflect on workplace safety. 

National Safety Month hosted by the National Safety Council

OSHA publishes a range of reports on safety issues and violations throughout the country. Reviewing the Top 10 Most Cited Violations offers an opportunity to identify and address the most common work safety concerns that appear on this list year after year. By adhering to OSHA’s guidelines, companies can proactively minimize the number and severity of worker injuries and prevent fines and penalties by OSHA.

 

item North America’s engineering team has experience designing effective safety guarding into comprehensive safety solutions. While a lack of machine guarding is cited as the 9th most frequent violation by OSHA, it is considered the 6th most frequent “serious” violation and the 4th most frequent “willful” violation.

 

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item North America launches new website

item North America, which designs and constructs extruded aluminum mechanical solutions, including linear actuators, material handling systems and machinery for a wide range of industrial applications, has launched a new, multi-media website that demonstrates the company’s products and capabilities.

The new website highlights the Akron, Ohio, company’s primary production capabilities in linear motionsafety hard guarding, material handling, machine building and stairways and platforms

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